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Discover SP Features

Focused Waveguide

The circular design of the waveguide focuses the microwave energy towards the reaction vessel, creating a highly uniform field of microwave energy in the center of the cavity where the reaction vessel rests. This provides consistent heating and the ability to rapidly heat up to temperature.

Efficient Cavity Design

As the chemical properties of the reaction change, the slits in the cavity wall allow the reaction to draw in more or less microwave energy, ensuring the reaction is optimally energized. This unique design makes efficient use of power and provides safe and controlled heating.



Activent® Vent and Reseal Technology

Automatically release unexpected pressure quickly and safely using Activent vent and reseal technology, which minimizes vessel failures. At the user’s discretion, the Activent can be programmed to remove gaseous by-products in a controlled manner, allowing the reaction to proceed to completion, or can be programmed to maintain a sealed environment if venting is not desirable.


Volume-Independent Temperature Measurement

CEM's patented, floor mounted infrared temperature sensor, allows for a wide working volume range requiring only a few vessel sizes. This minimizes laboratory inventory space and consumable costs for the system.


Large 300-mL Cavity

The large cavity allows the use of standard round bottom flasks and provides full-hand access for routine maintenance, as tools are not required to access the cavity. A spill cup lining the cavity makes cleaning easy, minimizes downtime should a vessel failure occur, and protects the IR temperature sensor.

525_draw_discover_ir_web.jpgVariable Electromagnetic Stirring

Adjustable speed stirring allows proper agitation for each and every reaction.

Automation and Flexibility

Both the built-in automated pressure device and Explorer automation module streamline the Discover SP, making it simple to use. The variety of accessories available yields great flexibility in the research lab, as the Discover SP can accommodate chemistries that require gaseous reagents, allows for syntheses at sub-ambient temperatures, enables continuous flow chemistry, solid phase peptide synthesis, and proteomic sample prep.